Monday, December 21, 2009

Pasi Paruppu / Moong Dhal Kurma

This easy moong dhal(paasi parupu)kurma recipe is from my aunt. There is no grinding part at all, its so easy and simple still its lemony flavour adds to the taste.

Pasi Paruppu/Moong Dhal Kurma
Cinnamom - 1/2 inch piece
Cardomom - 1
Cloves - 2
Moong Dhal - 1 cup
Onion - 1 medium size
Tomato - 1
Green Chilli - 1
Turmeric powder - a pinch
Chilli powder - 2 tsp
Garlic - 3 to 4 chopped
Lemon - 1 medium size
Oil - 3 tsp

Method :
1. Dry roast moong dhal for few mins till nice aroma comes. Pressure cook it with 1/4 cup of water till mashy and keep aside.

2. In a kadai, heat oil, add cinnamom, cloves and cardomom and saute well.Add chilli, garlic and onion and keep sauting till onions are fried well.

3.Now add tomato and fry for 2mins, add turmeric and chilli powder.

4.Add mashed moong dhal and 1/2 cup water. Leave it to boil for 5mins.

5.Switch off and squeeze lemon while serving!

Pasi Paruppu/Moong Dhal Kurma
It goes well with dosas, idlis and even chapathis. This is going to be my keeper hereafter when there is lil time in hand to cook a side dish!
Written by: SHARMILEE J


  1. Dear,

    Shared an Award with you. Please feel free to collect them.:)

    I like Mung kurma...mine is still lying in the draft. Like ur version so much:)

  2. Delicious and new kurma! The pic is not loading Sharmi.

  3. Love the flavour of mung dal alot.Simple and delicious kurma.

  4. This is my simple option with chappathis :-)

  5. Moongdal kurma looks fantastic...prefect side dish!

  6. @Cham: Dono what happ to the image all of a sudden it disappeared, now have fixed it!

  7. Never cooked kurma with moong dal. Sounds delicious and perfect side for idli/dosa.

  8. Kurma with dhal sounds unique, looks delicious !

  9. Interesting recipe...thanks for sharing :-)

  10. I would Dunk those idlies in that bowl...and errr pass me the spoon..I'll show you how to finish it off... :)
    So comforting...perfect for our weather! :)
    Lovely clicks, Sharmi

  11. will try this for dosa. supera iruke paaka.

  12. wonderful recipe , thanx for posting this , so simple and delicioussssssssss. did not do any change and it came out wonderful

  13. @Joy : Oh thanks for trying n letting me know, its from my aunt and am sure she would be happy hearing this :)

  14. superb.. want to try it out.. looks soooo easy..

  15. hi sharmi!
    i tried this wonderful recipe if urs.. but my dish din turn out like how urs looks (like d one in d pic)
    when i opened d pressure cooker...d daal looked undercooked and i couldn mash it up... should i have added 1/2 cup of water instead of 1/4 cup in d pressure cooker??

  16. @Merlyn : Yes the water should be poured to immersing level...try 1/2 cup and see next time

  17. ok sharmi...thank much! would try tht nxt time.


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